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Workplace Violence Continues to Rise: What Can Employers Do?

Workplace Violence Continues to Rise: What Can Employers Do?

Violence is one of top causes of workplace fatalities, accounting for 17% of all workplace fatalities in 2016, according to the National Safety Council.The effects of workplace violence on employees goes beyond death and injury; it has significant effects that can...

California Governor: Association Health Plans Are No More

California Governor: Association Health Plans Are No More

Beginning July 1, 2020, all Association Health Plans must cease renewing existing large group contracts for small employers. As a result, by July 1, 2021, no small employers should be purchasing large group market coverage.Association Health Plans (AHPs) are group...

5 Big Challenges Faced By Small HR Departments

5 Big Challenges Faced By Small HR Departments

The human resources department is undoubtedly the most important asset of an organization. For smaller businesses, having an entire designated HR department can be out of reach and all HR compliance may depend on a less experienced employee or the business owners...

Form I-9: Compliance and Risks

Form I-9: Compliance and Risks

Hiring lawful permanent residents as employees gives employers the ability to pull from a larger pool of eligible workers and brings added diversity to their company. However, with these benefits comes a small amount of risk. Compliance with I-9 reporting requirements...

Coronavirus: Are You Liable for Workplace Exposure?

Coronavirus: Are You Liable for Workplace Exposure?

The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - a respiratory virus that can cause fever, cough, difficulty breathing and, in less than 3% of cases, death - has caused panic among citizens in areas where patients have been identified. This particular outbreak...

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Mandatory Arbitration Law

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Mandatory Arbitration Law

Since the passing of AB 51, a law that prohibits employers from requiring an applicant or employee to sign an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment, business advocates have been fighting for reprieve. A coalition of business groups led by the United...

California Businesses Fight Against AB 5

California Businesses Fight Against AB 5

The passing of Assembly Bill 5 has caused an uproar across multiple industries and both employers and contractors adjust to the changes. AB 5 was signed into law to clarify and codify the California Appeals Court’s 2018 decision to adopt the “ABC” test as a standard...

Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

Are You Ready for the New 2020 Form W-4?

January 2020 has brought about a plethora of employment-related legislative changes, some leaving employers more confused than others. Next on the list of complicated adjustments is new tax paperwork from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).After the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

2020 Brings Changes to Cal/OSHA Reporting

Be safety aware and lower your workers’ compensation premiums.On January 1, 2020, changes to Cal/OSHA’s reporting requirements went into effect, making them even more specific than before and adding confusion for employers in the state who are struggling to juggle...